How to Choose the Right BPM Tool: A Maturity-Centric Decision Framework with a Case Evaluation in the European Market

Christopher Hahn, Till Winkler, Fabian Friedrich, Gerrit Tamm, Konstantin Petruch

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The enabling role of technology for effective business process management (BPM) is not being doubted. However, finding the right tool that suits s a company’s specific requirements is usually a challenging task. This paper presents a novel decision framework for the critical assessment of BPM tools which maps company requirements to different levels of BPM maturity and thus aims to be applicable in various organizational contexts. The framework includes emerging BPM features such as sophisticated process simulation capabilities and the support of common IT reference models and is complemented by a decision model which provides for complex prefeences and uncertainty throughout the assessment process. We demonstrate the applicability of the proposed artefact by the case of a tool selection at a major telecommunications company and a survey-based analysis of 19 BPM tool vendors in the European market.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEMISA 2012 Proceedings : Der Mensch im Zentrum der Modellierung
EditorsStefanie Rinderle-Ma, Mathias Weske
Place of PublicationBonn
PublisherGesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9783885796008
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventEMISA'12: Der Mensch im Zentrum der Modellierung - University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 13 Sep 201214 Sep 2012


LocationUniversity of Vienna
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